Yair Talmor joined Modern Bank in 2023 as President and Chief Executive Officer, bringing years of senior leadership experience and commercial banking expertise to our institution. He is responsible for setting and managing the strategic direction, safety and soundness of the Bank.
Prior to joining Modern Bank, Yair began his commercial banking career at Bank Leumi USA, where he ultimately rose to the position of Deputy CEO in charge of the corporate commercial bank. In 2011, he was recruited to join Bank Hapoalim BM (BHI) and served as Chairman and CEO of the bank’s holding company. He was responsible for planning, recruiting, establishing, and managing a corporate commercial banking business, which included opening regional offices across the US and in Canada. Since retiring from this role in 2021, Yair has been serving as Chairman of Bank Hapoalim BM’s (BHI) national credit committee for the US.
Yair has an MBA in finance from Hofstra University and a B.S. in accounting from St. Joseph’s University.